Healthcare events such as conferences, workshops, seminars, annual association meetings or research symposia offer continuing education to healthcare professionals. Healthcare events provide opportunities for medical professionals to network, learn about the latest research and trends in their field and to participate in discussions. Many licensing bodies of healthcare professionals require continuing education credits to maintain licensure, so healthcare events can be good ways to gain the necessary continuing education credits. The following are some key healthcare events.
American Medical Association (AMA) annual meeting
The American Medical Association is the association for the promotion of medicine and public health. They provide a network for physicians to discuss and advocate professional and public health issues. Each year, the AMA hosts an annual meeting in which medical leaders can learn about patient safety, leadership issues and quality of care concerns affecting practice.
National Nurses Week
Initiated by the American Nursing Association (ANA), National Nurses Week is a healthcare event that celebrates nurses and promotes the profession. The ANA helps to organize this event and encourages participation from other organizations through media kits and promotional items.
American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit
The American Hospital Association hosts an annual leadership summit for healthcare executives to learn and discuss issues related to performance improvement, quality of care and patient safety. This is an educational conference for leaders of healthcare organizations.
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (AACME)
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education sets standards for continuing education for medical professionals to ensure that competencies and skills are learned. Many healthcare conferences, seminars and workshops are accredited by this body, ensuring that your healthcare event meets the highest standards for professional education.
ANI (Annual National Institute): The Healthcare Finance Conference
The ANI: The Healthcare Finance Conference is hosted by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and it is a conference for the education and support of financial executives in the healthcare field. It offers case studies, interactive sessions and tools for best practices in the healthcare financial field.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) webinars
The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is the association for IT professionals working in the healthcare field. This association offers webinars, which are seminars hosted through the web, so that you can participate wherever you have Internet access. The topics of the webinars are related to IT in healthcare.